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1901 Arthur Pillsbury Dodge publishes his book The Truth of It, the first introductory book on the Bahá'í Faith written by a Western believer. [BFA2:93] United States Arthur Pillsbury Dodge; Introductory; First publications; Publications
1910 The publication of The Oriental Rose, or, The teachings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá which trace the chart of "The Shining Pathway" by Mary Hanford Finney Ford.
  • See page 158-159 for her pen portrait of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
New York; United States Mary Hanford Ford; Abdul-Baha, Life of; Introductory; Abdul-Baha, Pen portraits; Pen portraits; Portraits; Publications
1923 Early Sep J. E. Esslemont's Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era is published in Britain by George Allen and Unwin. [DJEE28; RG77]
  • Shoghi Effendi views this as a landmark in British Bahá'í history. [UD97]
  • Over the years he encourages its translation into dozens of languages. [RG77]
  • See DJEE37-8 for the importance of this work.
United Kingdom Esslemont; Bahaullah and the New Era (book); Introductory; Publications; Translation

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  1. About the Bahá'í Faith. Starting places for studying the Baha'i Faith: introductory books, articles, and magazines. [about]
  2. Administration, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Introduction to the Baha'i administration. [about]
  3. An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, by Peter Smith: Review, by Sergio Carro Martin, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 39:2 (2012). [about]
  4. Babis, Bahá'ís, Shaykhis, by Cyril Glasse, in The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam (1991). [about]
  5. Bahá'í Faith, in Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (1994). Entry from an early CD-ROM encyclopedia. [about]
  6. Bahá'ís, The, by Bahá'í International Community: Review, by Seena Fazel, in Associate, 11 (1993). [about]
  7. Bahá'í: History, Beliefs, Practices, Theological Exchanges, and Current Issues, by Christopher Buck, in Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices (2014). Brief overviews of Baha'i history and thought. [about]
  8. Bahá'í Answers, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1947). Answers to 95 questions on the Bahá'í Faith, collected from the writings of the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  9. Bahá'í Cause, The, by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, in Living Schools of Religion, ed. Vergilius Ferm (1956). Brief overview of the Baha'i Faith, with passing references to Sohrab's "New History Society." [about]
  10. Bahá'í Faith, by Juan Cole, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  11. Baha'i Faith: Overview, by Robert Stockman, in World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (2011). [about]
  12. Baha'i Faith, The: The Emerging Global Religion, by William S. Hatcher and Douglas Martin (1985). Overview of Baha'i history and teachings, designed as an introductory textbook. Available as an ebook in English or a PDF in Persian. [about]
  13. Bahá'í Faith, The: Sect or Religion?, by Udo Schaefer, in Bahá'í Studies, volume 16 (1988). Lengthy study defining the distinguishing features of the Baha'i Faith as contrasted with other contemporary religious movements. [about]
  14. Bahá'í Faith, The: An Introduction, by Bahá'í International Community (1998). An overview of the Baha'i Faith, in words and pictures. [about]
  15. Bahá'í Faith, The, by Robert Stockman, in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ed. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann (2002). [about]
  16. Bahá'í Faith, The, by Paula R. Hartz (2002). Overview of Baha'i history, teachings, and scripture, with many photographs and illustrations; part of a "World Religions" series aimed at high school students. (Offsite.) [about]
  17. Bahá'í Faith, The, by Graham Hassall, in Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia, James Jupp, ed. (2009). [about]
  18. Bahá'í Faith, The, by Christopher Buck, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice, ed. Michael D. Palmer and Stanley M. Burgess (2012). [about]
  19. Bahá'í Faith, The: How It Began: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very short introduction to Baha'i history. [about]
  20. Bahá'í Faith, What Is It?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Basic Baha'i teachings, beliefs and principles. [about]
  21. Baha'i Faith: A Portrait, by Robert Stockman, in A SourceBook for Earth's Community of Religions, ed. Joel Beversluis (1995). General introduction to Baha'i history and teachings. [about]
  22. Bahá'í History, by Moojan Momen and Peter Smith (1993). A general survey of the history of the Baha'i Faith, including a brief overview of main events in Babi and Baha'i history. Next, a series of themes that have developed throughout Baha'i history is examined. [about]
  23. Bahá'í Proofs, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani (1902). A book of history and theology composed in America, in which Gulpaygani gives a defense and exposition of the Faith from a Christian point of view. For many years, until Esslemont's Baha'u'llah and the New Era, it was a standard Baha'i textbook. [about]
  24. Bahá'í Social Teachings, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Baha'i teachings on prejudice, gender equality, the environment, human rights, economics, and government policy. [about]
  25. Bahá'í Studies videos, by Peter Smith (2013). Twelve introductory videos about Baha'i history, practice, and teachings. [about]
  26. Bahá'í Viewpoint, A, by H. M. Munje, in The World Religions Speak on The Relevance of Religion in the Modern World (1970). Short essay on Baha'i principles, presented along with other "leaders of the world's great religions" at the First Spiritual Summit Conference in Calcutta, October 1968. [about]
  27. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 18 (1979-1983), in Bahá'í World (1986). [about]
  28. Baha'is, by Christopher Buck, in Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (2016). [about]
  29. Bahá'u'lláh: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very brief introduction to the Person of Baha'u'llah and some of His teachings. [about]
  30. Baha'u'llah and the New Era, by John E. Esslemont (1980). The classic introductory text on the Baha'i Faith focusing on Baha'i teachings and the lives of the Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  31. Baha'u'llah, the Messenger of God: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short biography of Baha'u'llah with scriptural excerpts. [about]
  32. Baha'u'llah, The Promised One: Warwick Leaflet, by Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Warwick (1990). [about]
  33. Bahai: A Way of Life for Millions, by Lerone Bennett Jr., in Ebony Magazine (1965). Article reprinted from 1965 Ebony Magazine article and made into pamphlet for mass distribution. [about]
  34. Basics of the Bahá'í Faith, by Darius Shahrokh and Grace Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1994). Comprehensive summary of Bahai history and teachings, distributed by Images International as a 35-page booklet. Transcript available in both English and Persian. [about]
  35. Becoming a Bahá'í - What Do I Need to Know?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). An aid to inviting people to enrol, explaining very simply what they need to know before joining the Bahá'í community. [about]
  36. Before Abraham Was, I am, by Thornton Chase (1902). Open letter to a new Baha'i summarizing the Baha'i revelation through a Christian perspective. [about]
  37. Being A Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short introduction to Baha'i religious obligations. [about]
  38. Bicentenaire de Bahá'u'lláh, by Bahá'í International Community (1992). French translation of the Bahá'í International Community's 1992 Statement on Bahá'u'lláh, updated for the 2017 bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. [about]
  39. Brief Account of the Bahai Movement, A, by Ethel J. Rosenberg (1911). An early overview of the Baha'i Faith and its teachings, with compilation of quotations, published as a 28-page booklet. [about]
  40. Brief Course on the Bahá'í Faith, A (1993). Basic themes and beliefs of the Baha'i Faith, explained succinctly, with glossary and study questions. [about]
  41. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith (1996). Chronology of Baha'i history from 1844 to 1996. [about]
  42. Challenge of the Bahá'í Faith: A Non-Bahá'í Assessment of Reasons for Studying the Bahá'í Religion, by Vernon Elvin Johnson, in World Order (1976). Though small and young, the Bahá’í Faith is a subject of central importance not only for the student of the history of religions but for anyone interested in world problems and proposals for their solution. [about]
  43. Coming of "The Glory", The, by Florence Pinchon (1928). An introduction to the Bahá’í Faith by an early British Bahá’í. [about]
  44. Convincing Answers to Your Questions about ... (1962). Introductory pamphlet about the Baha'i Faith, including brief solutions to some of "the problems afflicting mankind in what is regarded as the most turbulent period in history." [about]
  45. Counsellors, Board Members, and Assistants: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An explanation of the ‘Appointed Arm’ of the Faith. [about]
  46. Cyflwyno'r Ffydd: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  47. Daily Devotions: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). A summary of Bahá'í laws on daily obligatory prayer, reading the Writings, and meditation. [about]
  48. Die Perser: von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, by Alessandro Bausani (1965). Brief overview of the early years of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  49. Economics, A Bahá'í Approach: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). [about]
  50. Education, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). [about]
  51. Environment, Caring for: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2008). [about]
  52. Excellency of Mt. Carmel, The, by George Napier Whittingham, in The Home of Fadeless Splendour: The Diary of a Pilgrimage to Palestine (1921). Chapter 10, "The Excellency of Mt. Carmel," describes the author's visit to Haifa and gives an overview of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  53. Family Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  54. Fasting and the Bahá'í Fast: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  55. For the Student of Religion, by Bahá'í International Community. [about]
  56. Freedom of Speech: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  57. Glossary of Bahá'í terms, by Jonah Winters (2010). Definitions of common Baha'i terms, people, places, and names of Tablets. [about]
  58. God's Promise to Humanity: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  59. God, Nature of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). The nature of God in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  60. Good and Evil: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  61. Health and Healing: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1989). [about]
  62. Hinduism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). [about]
  63. Introduction: Aims and Purposes of the Bahá'í Faith, by David Hofman, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Introduction to this Baha'i World volume. [about]
  64. Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, by Firuz Kazemzadeh. Overview of the Faith, given at Stanford University. [about]
  65. Introduction to the Bahá'í Tradition, in On Common Ground: World Religions in America (1997). Brief overview of The Bab and Baha'u'llah; worldwide expansion; affirming oneness; feast and fireside; human equality; and becoming a Baha'i. [about]
  66. Is the Bahá'í Faith a World Religion?, by Seena Fazel, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:1 (1994). Examination of the terms "world religion" and "new religious movement" to demonstrate that the Bahá'í Faith is best categorized as a "world religion." [about]
  67. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  68. Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2004). [about]
  69. Law and Order: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  70. Making the Invisible Visible: Introductory Books on the Bahá'í Faith, by Denis MacEoin, in Religion (iFirst), 42:3 (2012). Overview of contemporary issues in Baha'i scholarship from an outsider's perspective, including definition of "New Religious Movement," links to Islam, and the succession of authority in light of the truncated guardianship and the lack of schisms. [about]
  71. Map of the Travels of Baha'u'llah (1991). The progressive exiles of Baha'u'llah through the Middle East. [about]
  72. Marriage, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). Baha'u'llah said everyone should marry. Marriage unites the physical and spiritual in a "fortress for well-being" and provides for the nurturing of children. People should choose partners carefully. Discusses the ceremony, solving problems and divorce. [about]
  73. Message to the Indian and Eskimo Bahá'ís of the Western Hemisphere, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1969). An overview of the Baha'i Faith, written to the native Inuit and First Nations peoples of North America. [about]
  74. Monarchy, The Future of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  75. New Age, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  76. New Garden, The: An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, by Hushmand Fatheazam (2002). A widely-shared introductory text summarizing Baha'i history and teachings. [about]
  77. New Millennium, The: A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1999). [about]
  78. New Religious Movements: Bahá'í, by Mary Pat Fisher, in Living Religions, Chapter 10 (1999). Short overview of Baha'i history, teachings, and consultation. [about]
  79. New World Order, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  80. Notes on The Báb, Some, by Robert Stockman (1998). Brief overview of sources on the Babi period, the Bab's history, and his writings. [about]
  81. One Human Race: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Brief introduction of ideas related to the Baha'i concept of the oneness of mankind. [about]
  82. Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series Webcast, by Rainn Wilson. In an hour long interview, Wilson talks with Oprah about the Baha'i Faith, creativity, spirituality, and his new web site SoulPancake.com [about]
  83. Pastoral Care of Bahá'í Children: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  84. Personal Names and Titles in Islamic and Baha'i Usage, by John Walbridge, in Essays and Notes on Babi and Baha'i History (2002). [about]
  85. Prayer and Meditation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  86. Promise of All Ages, The, by George Townshend (1934). Overview of Baha'i teachings: a "sketch of the religious teaching of Bahá’u’lláh on the subject of the unity of mankind and the establishment in this century of a universal and permanent peace." [about]
  87. Providing answers to oft-asked questions of Baha'is, by Ted Slavin, in St. Catharines Standard (2009). What do Baha'is believe? [about]
  88. Reconciliation of Races and Religions, The, by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1914). Early history of the Babi and Baha'i movements, life stories of their participants, and their contemporary religious context. [about]
  89. Religions Are One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  90. Remember My Days: The Life-Story of Bahá'u'lláh, by Lowell Johnson (1980). Biography of the prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  91. Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith, by Robert Stockman and Jonah Winters (1997). A comprehensive research and educational tool for the student or teacher of the Bahá'í Faith. Includes curriculum guides, lecture outlines, annotated bibliographies, and lists of educational materials. [about]
  92. Science and Religion: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  93. Security for a Failing World, by Stanwood Cobb (1934). Overview of the Baha'i Faith, "describing a world wide movement of progress that is challenging universal attention to its amazing achievements and its unequalled possibilities" (editorial blurb). [about]
  94. Short History of the Bahá'í Faith, by Peter Smith, and Short Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, by Moojan Momen: Reviews, by Christopher Buck, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). [about]
  95. Short Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, A, by Moojan Momen (1997). An introduction to the teachings, beliefs, practices, and history of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  96. Short Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith, A, by Peter Smith (2013). Summary prepared for the Virginia Commonwealth University website on religious movements. Includes short history, doctrines and beliefs, Baha'i practices, issues and challenges, and references. [about]
  97. Soul, Life of the: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  98. Sources for studying the life and writings of Abdu'l-Baha: A topical bibliography (1999). [about]
  99. Statement on Bahá'u'lláh, A, by Bahá'í International Community (1992). Introduction to the life and work of Baha'u'llah, released in 1992 in honor of the centenary of his death, at the request of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  100. Suffering, The Meaning of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  101. Sustainable Development, A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  102. Translations of the Qur'án and Introductory Books on the Bahá'í Faith, Recommendations Concerning, by Universal House of Justice (2002). On translations of the Qur'an, and introductory books on the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  103. Warwick Leaflets, by Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Warwick (1989). A series of brochures for seekers and new Baha'is explaining basic Baha'i teachings. [about]
  104. What is Behaism, by James T. Bixby, in North American Review, 196:679 (1912). An outsider's early overview of Baha'i history and teachings. Includes discussion of Baha'i re-interpretations of prophecy [about]
  105. Why Are We Here: Meaning of Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2003). [about]
  106. Women, The Status of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). Overview of the status of women in education, marriage, and the future. [about]
  107. Words of Inspiration: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  108. World Citizenship: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  109. World Peace: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
 
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